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Mike Feldman (MikeF) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale SE USA
About Me Try to backpack couple plus weeks a year, LW w/trips in Alabama, Georgia, NC/SC/TN, like to do John Muir trail in CA next year. Recently retired from U.S. Probation, do a little contract work, volunteer, and semi pro musician..I enjoy hiking, backpack trips, and with my wife, a periodic car camping trip..

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Look like mine
Look like mine which weigh 35 grams for the pair. Made a pair also for my son. Pretty simple DIY project, finished a pair in 10-15 minutes.. Comfortable and crazy light camp slippers.

In Make Your Own Gear » SUL Camp Shoes -- Fab Footwear of the Well Shod Backpacker
August 01, 11:13am

Hey thanks everyone. Have been in the Sierras couple trips in Sept, but not August... Had heard Thousand Island Lake area was often bad. Yes low snow year but has been some rain past month with som...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Late July bug report California Sierras
August 01, 10:54am

Late July bug report California Sierras
Headed next week to Ansel Adams Wilderness and southern edge of Yosemite for 5 night backcountry stroll. Go into backcountry Sunday the 9th of August. Anyone out this past week or so report as to b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Late July bug report California Sierras
July 31, 6:22am

Try easy DIY
The lightest and hands down lightest well padded camp sandals you can make yourself in less than 10 minutes with a couple strips of duct tape and blue 1/2 inch thick CCF from Walmart.. I have size ...

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 17, 6:03am

New gear
Caldera Tri Ti with EV wide mouth 600 ml pot, to use with esbit and in case of out of fuel, fire. Also Borah Argon bivy....

In GEAR » Cant wait for new gear!
June 13, 9:12am

To bivy or not to bivy?
My last Sierra trip in Sept 2013 part of SHR used a Borah Cuben bivy side zip with a Z Hexamid solo plus tarp..I could have skipped the bivy but it did provide a few more degrees of warmth. Bugs we...

In GEAR » About to order Borah CF bivy to pair with tarp for JMT/SHR: questions and expectations
June 13, 9:07am

If ya like wetouts and delamination get a precip
Dropped mine off at Goodwill, replaced with $15 Froggs Toogs, and or $0.99 Wallymart rain poncho...

In GEAR » Rain Jacket Help: Precip or Helium
May 21, 6:31am

Wow great price

In Gear Swap » FS: Z-Packs Hexamid Solo-Plus Cuben Fiber Tent
May 09, 5:59am

Stratospire 1 comes to mind
If your considering a TT Notch might also consider the Stratospire 1.. The 2 vestibules are huge, yes bigger footprint, it's heavier, but but....Easy to put up correcty..

In GEAR » 1 person dual wall tent
April 25, 2:09pm

1 ounce 1/2 inch thick easy DIY camp shoes
Lauren, have fun great list...Will be in CA in Sierras early August, here n there on trail and off trail.... Have gone thru the need for camp shoes, and only way to bring them for me is no more...

In Gear Lists » PCT gear list
April 22, 8:41am

All Reader Reviews by Mike Feldman

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Gossamer Gear Gorilla
The Gorilla last year replaced a ULA Conduit( older model) which I liked. I really like the fit,the hipbelt, the mesh pockets, and the frameless or w/stay's option. So far have used it on 1-2-3 ni...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 03, 4:01pm